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Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
: president obama talked about creating jobs and boosting the economy. details coming up. president also promising more troops home. the reaction from mothers of soldiers searching over the seas and a well known doctor with plans on having sex with a 13 year-old girl. next. [ male announcer ] we began with the rx. ♪ then we turned the page, creating the rx hybrid. ♪ now we've turned the page again with the rx f sport. ♪ this is the next chapter for the rx and the next chapter for lexus. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> santa cruz police have released a sketch of a man they say shot and robbed a woman the suspect pointed a rifle at the victim while she was waiting at a bus stop and demanded her to empty her pockets. the victim said she then felt what she thought was being hit in the head. doctors later discovered she had been shot. the victim is expected to make a full discovery. police is actively working on the investigation. the suspect is described as a medium built and a gruff the president talks about creating jobs and boosting the economy. it was part of his state of the
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Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
is 4:09. president obama delivered his state of the union address to both houses of congress and millions of americans watched from home. >> the stakes were high in this much-anticipated speech. in early schmidt reports. >> in his fourth state of the union address he laid out the plans for his second term in office. >> the focus of tonight's speech how he plans to improve the economy and find work for the nation's 12.3 million unemployed americans. >> economic growth requires a balanced approach. with spending cuts and revenue. with everyone doing their fair share. >> warmly received by democrats and mostly dismissed by republicans. the president will need the help of both parties to achieve his goals. >> that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments. >> 34,000 troops to be withdrawn from afghanistan by this time next year. >> each of these proposals deserves a vote in congress. >> on gun control he made it clear he wants action. >> the families into sun and the cow was of a community's ripped open by gun violence they deserve a simple vote. >> a florida c s
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
north korea, another nuclear test. >> president obama delivers his state of the union address tonight, he may is also talk about north korea. >> if you like yesterday will certainly like today. we started off cold, some spots around freezing. expect 60s as we head into the afternoon. warmer weather thursday and friday. we will have full details in my next report. >> bay bridge toll plaza has some back up in the cash lanes but the metering lights are not yet active. around the bay, very light traffic except for two east bay freeways interstate 580 and highway 4. to the oil flowing through the awful lot has answer antioch. >> 6:01 a.m. and one man is that after a shooting on interstate 80. will tran is on the scene joining us on the phone with the latest investigation. >> police officers are still on the scene eight hours after the shooting. here is video from just a couple of minutes ago. officers are still sifting through the evidence. we know they are focusing on one particular home, the bay's one. two men were found inside that home. they are seeing if all five that victims are some
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
our web site as well. >> president obama and delivered his first state of the union speech of his second term in washington. the president made an emotional plea for congress to hold votes on controversial proposals for tougher gun laws. the address, almost too much after the newtown, conn., shooting in december that killed 20 children. >> (applause) if you want to vote to know then that is your choice but these proposals need to be addressed. there are more than a thousand birthdays, anniversaries that have been stolen the due to bullets from guns. more than a thousand. >> president obama site to its the mayor provisions of his package of gun proposals. they included background checks on all gun sales, a ban on military- style semiautomatic weapons, and limited ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. >> former giants slugger barry bonds is asking a federal court to toss out his felony obstruction of conviction. his lawyers and federal prosecutors are said to appear in court this morning to appeal his conviction. kron4 is one of two local news outlets who are allowed to videotape the c
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Feb 12, 2013 4:00am PST
they're trying to pump it up. this exces >> in a statement president obama called the test a highly provocative act that test to regional stability. he want swift action. >> i am ed payne reporting. >> we're also keeping an eye on gas prices as they continue to rise over the bay area and around the nation. >> the state average right now a sitting at $4.60 for regular gasgallon of gas. >> in the bay area san francisco is sitting at $4.30. >> oakland $3.96. in san jose $3.98. >> and the soutnew this morninge international olympic committee has voted to drop the wrestling from the 2020 olympic program. >> the decision comes after the board convened to review the 26 journalists exports and remove one from a program of the 2020 games. >> eliminating one sport will allow the committee to at a news or to the program later this year. >> will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news. 0ñ@Ñ >> welcome back the time is 40. >> and former member of the navy seals is breaking his silence about the raid that killed osama bin lot. >> there's more on the story. >> who shot osama bin lot? how di
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
jokchuck hagel as the defense secretary with a filibuster. they insisted the obama administration must first answer more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in bidding gauzy, libya last september. though gold to move forward with hagels nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break the filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use of the social media cycled a google plus hang out " to express his frustrations. >> the federal aviation administration is looking for sites to test flight drones. they plan to create six a drone of test sites or around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of on unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of phones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that widespread road use will lead to a cold surveillance society " in which the public is constantly being monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened and sealed hearings concerning the chandra levy murder case. she was the washington intern wh
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
. president obama is considering urging the supreme court to overturn >> we have picked up slowing for highway 4 back to highway 580. >> new this morning, police are looking for a man who was salted a 19 year-old while getting off of a bart train in south san francisco. it happened yesterday evening just before 6:00 p.m., the woman, a japanese exchange student, was on the centennial way trail when a man approached her and asked for her name. when she refused to talk to him, he grabbed her arm, she was able to break free and run away. the man started chasing after her until she passed a another pedestrian walking on the trail. the suspect is described as being hispanic or asian, or around 30 years old and about 5 ft. 7 in. tall. he was clean shaven and wearing a white long sleeveless hooded sweatshirt. salt city police are encouraging people to avoid walking alone. kron4 mike pelton is headed to the centennial trail and we will have more information in the next half hour. >> president obama is considering waited all day marriage here in california let's go to will tran who is live i
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00am PST
watch the hearing and it's a diary on our 247 bay area news channel comcast 193. >> president obama delivered his first save the union speech of his second term in washington. the president made an emotional plea for congress to hold votes on contra was no proposals for tougher gun laws. the address, almost a month at the new town conn shootings in december that killed 20 children. (cheers & applause) >> if you want to vote no, that is your choice. these proposals deserved a vote. the two months since in newtown, more than 5000 birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. more than 1000. >> president obama as major provisions on his package of the proposals include background checks on all gun sales, a ban on military- style assault weapons, and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. >> we will be back with more and a couple of minutes. a live look from our mt. tam ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hi
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Feb 8, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> still ahead on the kron 4 news national headlines and with president obama is doing. and monitoring the situation at s f o. in terms of travel to the northeast and the blizzard conditions we will be right back. . >> san francisco mayor ed lee and democratic state leaders have introduced a set of bills aimed at gun control. the bills propose closing loopholes in existing gun laws. also, banning the distribution of firearms and ammunition from dangerous people, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer of new york, who is the no. 3 senate democratic leader, and w
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Feb 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
president obama. during a private farewell meeting at the white house. and the secret service is going to need a new boss. according to an agency spokesman, mark sullivan is retiring as director. sullivan has been with the secret service for 30 years, and spent nearly the last seven years in his current post. the secret service came under fire last year, when some agents were involved in a prostitution scandal in south america. at the time, president obama said, he had confidence in sullivan's leadership. former new york city mayor ed koch. has died. koch was elected mayor in 1977 and served three terms. he was also a former congressman. and appeared as a judge on the t-v show "the people's court." koch was moved to intensive care just yesterday. he was 88 years old. it's day four of a terrifying hostage situation in alabama. police say, a five- year-old boy is being held in an underground bunker by a gunman. the police, the f-b-i and a hostage negotiator. are all still at the scene in the small town of midland city. investigators say, the gunman boarded a school bus, killed the
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
explosive materials in the area. >>> president obama says he wants to be prepared in case the small bipartisan group of lawmakers fail to pass the plan. the lawmakers say they are on it. >>> and gas prices keep going up. in fact, the state average of $4.16 for a gallon of regular. here in the bay area, a little bit lower than the state average. san francisco,$4.13 right now. oakland a lot cheaper at$4.05. >>> 6:07 is the time right now. let's look outside at the mount tamm cam. it's clear right now. we'll see what happens when the sun comes up. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> in world news, venezuela president chavez he has returned home now after medical treatments in cuba. a mess
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Feb 24, 2013 8:00am PST
in washington. congresswoman jackie spear of san mateo echoed president obama's state of the union call for a vote in congress. she feels confident a vote. at least on background checks. could pass. we are going to have to rise up organically in communities across this country, telling the congress of the united states that we demand a vote. >> i'm very optimistic that we are going to have a vote on the gun issues. i think there is growing recognition in the republican party, people on both sides of the aisle, their constituents, ninety per cent of the constituents that live in their communities want to have a universal background check. >> congresswoman spear cited the success of recent gun buyback programs as evidence of the increasing public demand that something be done about gun violence. and on the other side of the issue. a motorcycle shop in florida is hoping the lure of a free handgun is enough to get customers to buy a new chopper. but as ashley jeffery shows us, it isn't just sales that are driving this promotion. >> harley davidson, cowboy sasaki:softie. >> power sports
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Feb 25, 2013 4:00am PST
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
wildfires. the state's ""civil cost recovery program"" is we are calling on president obama to take swift action to curb our carbon emissions. >> this is nearly $12 billion. phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> california officials are pushing hard for money to recover the cost of fighting wildfires. considered such a financial success that governor jerry brown is asking lawmakers to expand the unit's staff of lawyers, fire accountants, and investigators from 14 to 24. california department of forestry and fire protection officials say the unit goes after people who spark wildfires, costing millions of dollars to put out. however some state officials believe the state should put limits on it's attempts to recover money. we are waking up with warmer conditions. >> good morning. it will be overcast. partial clearing but mainly cloudy skies. quite a contrast from this weekend and even last weekend. temperatures hit the 70's. it is deftly not going to feel like-and definitely-going to feel like february, it will feel more like right of the heart of winter with these 40's and 30's. by bill b
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
related to attacks on three women at a store. >> new this morning, president obama will meet with senate democrats today to sell this strategy for tackling immigration, gun- control in a host of fiscal dilemmas. obama is hoping for a unified front among senate democrats. almost everything on his the to do list faces opposition from senate and house republicans. today's meeting will also bill obamas first chance to press centers directly on his proposal for a quick fix to a board a sweeping spending cuts that are set to take effect on march the first. >> still ahead on kron 4 morning news. a truck and gang goes off the side of a florida highway. we have new video from the early morning scene. >> a major earthquake rocks part of the solomon islands overnight. this set off a deadly to summit. mark is in the weather news room and he will have more details. >> here in the bay area we are watching the weather this morning. we will get a check of the weather in your neighborhood in just a bit. >> welcome back. new this morning. a powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake sets off a in tsunami ki
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
obama declared a state of emergency in conn yesterday. the emergency declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. the naked governor as live to the travel ban on state roads as urged residents to stay off them if possible. snow plows were busy along the york islandnew york long isd expressway clearing the way for the morning's commute. under the express was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. under the cars as that on the expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. your governor andrew, said neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is applying utility workers and snow plows out new england belts back of the storm. >> people flying in and out of as of all will be glad to hear that things are getting back to normal after the massive snowstorm cause cancellations and delays. the storm had little impact on operations as a fall yesterday, only a couple of flights canceled because of the storm's impact. so far this morning and no delays at as a vote are being reported. >> authorities are
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
. they insist that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what ha
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Feb 21, 2013 4:00am PST
alecioa reid kron 4 news. >> president obama is considering weighing in on same-sex marriage here in california. the administration is considering whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn a state ban on gay marriage. it has until february 28th to intervene. california voters approved a ballot initiative in 2008. that overturned state supreme court decision allowing a marriage. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriage. >> here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. we are looking a sunny skies for today a cold start especially in places in the north bay once again. we will be right back with more. the time now is 4:08. @÷ >> researchers are concerned about a fish that is turning into a new threat to the ecology of lake tahoe. >> biologist with the university of nevada-reno says they're fighting a growing number of giant goldfish in the lake. while officials have been working for years trying to keep the lake's water crystal clear, searchers said the discovery of gold fishes were is bec
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Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
a childwhy authorities decided to move in. center stage again. as president obama hits the road to sell his plan to curb gun crimes. but first, the new information about the victims of a deadly tour bus crash in southern california. as government crash in southern california. as government records reveal a series i'm lom renzo.nz i woi rk for 47 differffent companies. well, te, chnically i workwo for one. that catompanypa, the united ss postalst service®, works rkfor thr ousands of home ombusinesses. becauscae at uatsps.com®, you cau n pay,pa print and haver packagesag picked up for free. i cai n even drop off free box. i wei ar a lot of hats. well, te, chnically i wear on. the thu.s. postal service®, no businusess too small. >> developing tonight. mexico's attorney general is saying, the explosion that killed more than 3- dozen people at the headquarters of the country's state-run oil company. was caused by natural gas. investigators say, gas built up in the basement of the pemex building. and was likely sparked by an electrical fault. 37- people were killed, and dozens more we
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Feb 21, 2013 8:00pm PST
their opinions on the same-sex marriage debate as president obama considers weighing in on the california case. the obama administration is deciding whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn california's gay marriage ban. california voters approve the ballot initiative in 2008 with overturned a state supreme court decision. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriages. president obama has one week from today to get involved in the u.s. supreme court case. >>> now, one month into the second term, a new poll shows president obama has the majority of the country's support. according to a cnn poll, 52% approve of how he is handling his job as president 43% disapprove. the poll is an average of four national surveys of the president's approval rating conducted over the last eight days. >>> tonight, a winter storm blasting much of the united states again. the last thing people want or need is more bad weather, but, residents in 20 states are bracing for another hit. as kron4 shows you, it's
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Feb 17, 2013 8:00pm PST
job. mike pelton, kron 4 news. there are growing questions about president obama's new cabinet. many of the president's key nominees are sitting in limbo. and the clock is ticking on a number of critical issues. jessica yellin breaks down all the nominees and what's stopping them from taking office. how the future of the nomination ends. cia director, defense secretary, treasurer secretary at the most attention it is the choice for defense. hagel. but is it true that you are a great? he already lost one vote at the senate at his next chance one senator mccain said there is a lot of ill will and the cia would of his most trusted pfizer's. what of the republicans said that he would hold of the reformation and above the use of drove to the united states. there has never be a probe of the american the soil. however, there could have something else about the talking points with the attack and benghazi was sparked by protest. we are going to find out who changed those talking points. >> treasury confirmation was bad to be smooth sailing about the republicans say that they plan ought
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> pam: in national news. president obama is asking congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenues to delay automatic spending cuts. those cuts are scheduled to kick in march 1st. mister obama says the nation should move forward with a broad package for tax reform and spending cuts. but if congress can't act before the deadline. lawmakers should at least pass a small package to fend off damaging effects that would be felt across the board. >> our economy is headed in the right direction right now. >> pam: president obama says the proposals he offered house speaker john boehner late last year during discussions over the so- called fiscal cliff are still on the table. however -- boehner says additional tax hikes are out of the question. >> pam: we're learning more about the gunman -- jimmy lee dykes -- who kidnapped a five year old boy. and held him hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in alabama. here are new photos released by the f-b-i showing photos right outside the underground bunker. th
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
washington. pendleton was shot in the back. just miles from president obama's chicago home. president obama will deliver the first state of the union address. of his second term tomorrow. the economy will be the primary focus of the state of the union. the president will talk about job creation, and growing the economy. by investing in education, boosting clean energy production and reducing the deficit. in ways that don't burden seniors, the middle class or the poor gun control is another key element in the speech since the president is expected to continue his push for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons and a limit on magazines and a reminder, you can watch the president's state of the union address live. on kron 4's 24-7 bay area news channel -- comcast 193. >> a french cardinal says, pope benedict's decision to resign. is a liberating act for future popes. the pontiff told a meeting of cardinals today -- he will be resigning at the end of this month. becoming the first pope to step down in some 600 years. he says he simply is not physically and mentally well
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
president obama is not happy about it. >> hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. a vote to end a gop filibuster fell two votes short. >> republicans are holding up the confirmation, demanding information on how the obama administration have the attack on u.s. diplomatic mission in libya. >> democrats call the hold of tragic. another voted expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new metal that can be awarded to troops to have a direct impact on combat operations, but had never set foot in a combat zone. >> it is called the distinguished warfare metal. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval earlier this week. >> the head of the nra is firing back at president obama. >> criticizing comments he made during the state of the union address. >> he was talking to-build audience and says the president did not talk about keeping children safe at school. >> are hearing that he is more interested in taking away the rights of americans. >> the president use the state of the union address to make an impassioned plea for tougher
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
up. a developing story. president obama has kicked off three days of travel. he's trying to rally support he visited an auto plant in north carolina -- a former volvo plant where some the president is arguing that boosting the minimum wage and investing in research could go a long way toward a resurgence in hat in just click for he also wants to give companies incentives to do business in the u.s. house speaker john boehner says raising the minimum wage results in fewer jobs. president obama hits the road-take it full tease: obama and gun control-tele plasma vo another major issue on the agenda -- gun control. it had a big impact on last night's state of the union address. that's at 5-30. and -- a career ender? that's what some people are saying about the gop response to the president. i'll show you what happened ahead. i'll show you what happened mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. cal
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
a lot of people are not cruising again. still to come on kron 4 news obama talks gun-control. and we are going to look outside at the bridge president obama has called for restoring a ban on military style assault weapons and limiting the size of ammunition magazines. more than 22-hundred specific firearms would be exempt from this ban. senator dianne feinstein has also introduced a bill that would ban 157 specific firearms designed for the military and law enforcement. those made for >> here's video of the president friday in his hometown of chicago. in a speech at a local high school. he talked about the teenager who was shot and killed in a chicago park last month. ha-dee-ya pendleton had just performed with her school band at the president's >> "in my state of the union i talked about hadiya on tuesday night and the fact that unfortunately what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us." earlier friday, the president honored 18 americans with the citizens medal. the natio
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Feb 25, 2013 8:00pm PST
recess. and president obama welcomed the nation's governors to the white house. but is anybody looking for a compromise that will avoid the chaos scheduled to hit this friday? jim acosta reports. >> "welcome everybody." >> reporter: speaking to a meeting of the nation's governors. president obama said if congress wants to stop those forced spending cuts that start going into effect at the end of the week. lawmakers better do something about it. >> "these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise." >> reporter: to get congress in the spirit of compromise. the white house is warning what's about to be cut. on a state by state level: 12 hundred teacher and aide jobs at risk in california. 74 hundred fewer children receiving vaccines in florida. and 52 thousand defense workers furloughed in texas. the president asked the press to leave a closed door meeting with the governors.so he could have a frank question and answer session. >> "what i want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions." >> reporter: and candid. is
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
as representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also said as begin today's service. air police guard helicopters are expected to fly over this and i got in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. >> (cheers & applause) ♪ >> that was at halftime show there. beyonce answer critics during halftime performance by singing live with fierce as and confidence. she got a little help from fellow does the child band mates. beyonce saying hit songs like love on top, crazy in love, baby boy, and single ladies. >> ♪ >> that is a lease chickees performing a bounty version of the national anthem at of sunday's super bowl. the grammy-winning singer played the piano as she sang the star spangled banner with her eyes shut. her public says the performance was live. he harbors and was often featured a few additional lyrics. --alicia keys >> the most talked-about ads were as low as our troops featuring chrysler's jeep. i really old guy out partying with his senior home friends and gett
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00am PST
the general saturday. first lady michelle obama was among the people for their to pay respects. >> hadiya was gunned down in january just days after performing a presidential inauguration. >> police saidaken someone in te group pelton was standing with as a member of a rival gang. >> president obama is preparing to give the first step of the union address of the second term tomorrow. athena jones has a preview of what we can expect. >> the moment where he gets and on into erupted on challenged opportunity to talk to the country and define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be that is one of the most important powers the president has. >> president obama dave democrats a preview of what he would say. >> i will be talking about making sure we are focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete peak in the 21st century. >> the white house says the speech will serve as a book in the to the inaugural address. >> we could see new p
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
on the deck to get out away from the smell. president obama was in atlanta today. part of his road trip - to push his initiatives for his second term. he says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds. he visited a childhood education center and joked that he had to be home at the white house tonight -- in time for a valentine's day date with his wife. tomorrow the president will be traveling again -- this time in his hometown of chicago. the president is not happy about the fact that a confirmation vote for chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation -- while demanding information on how the administration handled the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission indemocrats call the hold-up "tragic." just in -- we are getting unedited were retiring after 18 months on the job he said he can't wait to get back to his california home. are first look at what type of health plans people can expect under the affordable care act.
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00am PST
weeks ahead of president barack obamas visit. more than a dozen tourist died at their hot air balloon crashed in egypt today. >> authorities said the loan crash into a field about 320 mi. south of cairo. the casualties included french, british and other nationals. it is one of the worst crashes involving tours in the country already struggling with the decline tourism industry following the uprising that ousted former leader hosni mubarak. >> we have clear skies in san francisco as you can see from our roof camera on van ness ave. i'm ovm er the hill. my body doesn't work the way it used to. pastpa my prime? i'm a victim of a slowing metabolism? i doi n't think so. new grw eat grains protein blend. proteiotn from natural ingredients like skeeeds and nuts. it hitelps support a healthy metabolism. new greagrt grains protein blend. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. the time is 715. we are tracking hot spots on the nimitz freeway 880 southbound the ride is starting to back up. the drive time is 43 minutes. the slow traffic reaches back to highway 92. the riding to the san mateo
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Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
: president obama brought his fight against gun violence to his hometown of chicago today. in a speech at a local high school -- he talked again about the teenager who was shot and killed in a chicago park last month. ha-dee-ya pendleton had just performed with her school band at the president's inauguration. >> "in my state of the union i talked about hadiya on tuesday night and the fact that unfortunately what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us." earlier today in washington, the president honored 18 americans with the presidential citizens medal. the nation's second highest civilian honor. those honored included the six women who died in the shooting at sandy hook grade school in connecticut. family members were there to accept the award. >> today was payday for people who were given vouchers when they turned in their guns and ammunition at five different gun buyback locations in marin county. 36,000 dollars of the total 43,000 dollars donated for the event went fast-- and the
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
it's worth doing right. >> welcome back. president barack 0 obamas choice to head the cia faces a senate intelligence committee confirmation hearing just hours after lawmakers are expected to receive a classified report providing the rationale for droned strikes targeting americans working with al qaeda overseas. though white house counterterrorism chief, john brennan, is obama is nominee to run the nation's spy agency. he helped manage the daily drone program. brennan's confirmation hearing today sets the stage for a public airing of some of the most controversial programs to convert war on out kea, up from the daily drones' strikes to the c.i.a.'s use of interrogation techniques like water boarding during the georgia w. bush administration. >> meanwhile, a senate panel has postponed a vote on chubb hegel's nomination to be defense secretary. the decision comes as republicans are demanding more information from a joke about his paid speeches and business dealings. senator carl levin, the chairman of the armed services committee, said in a statement yesterday that there will be no
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Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
safety. >> president obama is urging congress to pass this mall a set of spending cuts and tax changes while they hash out a broader budget deal. in his weekly radio in internet address, obama says that he still wants a comprehensive package that will deal with the debt. but he says that it will take some time. he is asking lawmakers to move for with a short-term deal as they continue to work on a longer-term solution. >> automatic spending cuts across the board are set to take effect on march the first. o obamas says that if the cuts are not averted, the military, middle-class families and the economy could suffer. >> today, the world champion san francisco giants will welcome fans to the 2013 season. they will open the gates at at&t park for the 20th annual giants stand fast. here is a live look from the ballpark, hundreds of fans are already lined up. more than 30 current impasse the giants players and coaches will be on hand to sign autographs. >> let's take a look get a video from last year's fan says. fans will be able to see the giants memorabilia from all eras. they it
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. a developing story this morning. at least eight, possibly 10 people are dead following a highway collision involving a tour bus in southern california. this is new video into kron four. the bus driver reported having brake problems as it came down the mountain on state route
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
tragedy. >> pam: the gun control debate still hot right now! president obama hit the road to minneapolis -- calling for gun control legislation. he says, a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. >> we do not have to agree on everything that we need to do something. mister obama acknowledges. a tough road ahead to pass an assault weapons ban. the president says, the ban on military- style assault weapons. and a 10-round limit for magazines should be implemented. john kerry -- served his first day in office as secretary of state today. he noted the death of four americans in benghazi last september, which included bay area native - ambassador chris stevens -- kerry says -- the safety of american diplomats will be a top priority. the former massacusetts senator is the first male secretary of state in eight years -- he also showed a lighter side today during his welcome at the state department. saying -- he has-quote big heels to fill. >> a film crew was in ridgefield, connecticut monday scouting out locations for a newtown- shooting-inspired movie.
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
pictures from washington. president barack obamas will speak today at the national prayer breakfast in washington. every president since eisenhower has addressed the gathering. >> an estimated 3000 people from one month for the contras are expected at the 61st annual national prayer breakfast, including the president, vice-president joe biden and first lady michelle obama. >> spending cuts are forcing the pentagon to cut its aircraft carrier presence in the persian gulf. >> that is due to congressional fighting over automatic spending cuts in washington. >> plans for the u.s. as harry truman to deploy to the gulf later this week have been cancelled. >> world news and new overnight, new images have been released on iran state tv allegedly showing pictures taken from a u.s. drone captured in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of an airport in a city said to be kandahar , afghanistan. also shows images at a base in eastern iran . >> iran has long claimed did manage to take control of the drone and that is capable launching its own production line for the unman aircraft. u.s. officials s
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. >> pam: coming up at 5-30. president obama hits the road to talk gun control. even doing a little shooting himself -- we'll s navy seal, gunned down at texas shooting range. the man behind bars. and a u-s senator defends a tweet, calling one world leader a monkey. that more -- next at 5-30. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> gun control.back in the spotlight today. president obama hit the road.trying to sell his plan to reduce gun violence in america. grant lodes is follwing this story, and tell us how the president is pushing his >> reporter: it almost seemed like mister obama was back on the campaign trail today. he flew to minneapolis.meeting with his administration released this picture.hoping to prove that the presidnet does infact enjoy skeet shooting at camp david. pushing for military type- assault weapons ban. but background checks is the area where there's more consencus. >> we do not have to agree on everything to agree that there is time to do something. (cheers & applause) that is my mai
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
response, lawmakers assured the white house that they're on it, and they warn that president obama would be heading towards failure if the white house were to get ahead of them. >> more on gas prices climbing again. the state average sitting at $4.16 for a gallon of regularly. -- regular. >>> it's 7:06. we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes. let's take be a live peek outside on this monday, president's day, a holiday, as you can see on the roadways here. there's been hardly any traffic. we'll be right back. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] new nehoney bunches of oats greek yoherehe we go.e grain. honehoy corncoflakes and chunks of greek yogurt. i'i'm tasting both the yogurt and the honey at the same time. i'm like digging this yogurt thing. i feelfe healthy. new how ney bunches of oats gre. when yenour allergies start,
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
obama hit the road to minneapolis -- calling for gun control legislation. he says, a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. but the president acknowledges. a tough road ahead to pass an assault weapons ban. demo we do not have to agree on everything you to agree that it is time to do something. it will not be a perfect solution but we could make a difference. if that is our responsibility. >> we do not have to do everything we can definitely agree to do something. on military- style assault weapons. and a 10-round limit for magazines still ahead. on this day almost 40 years ago. bay area residents were bracing for * snow. we'll take a look back at some of the video. we'll also be getting a look at our forecast with erica. we continue to track the gas prices coming up. .. today marks the 37th anniversay of a rare bay area snow day. it's been called the snowstorm of 1976. snow blanketed the bay area on february 5th. 37 years ago. this is video taken from our archives. you can see.snow covering cars and roads. this is the city bos bus.. near the oakland
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> pam: at 5:30 president barack obama is just 24 hours away from delivering his first state of the union address of his second term. and some controversial. and some not so controversial topics will be his focus. kron 4's dan kerman is here to details what the president will talk about. dan ? >> reporter: it used to be that it was not such a big deal however, the economy is going to be focused for his speech and also debt reduction. with spending cuts and increase revenue. look for spending cuts, and job growth and economy. >> i'm going to be talking about making sure that we are focused on job creation in the united states of america. (cheers & applause) it means that we're focused on education. that every young person is equipped with the skills that we need for the 21st century. >> reporter: the congressional democrats and also other topics on the state of the union our immigration reform. citizenship reformation and also, afghanistan. reducing the number of troops. 60,000, possibly the most controversial topic is of cour
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Feb 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
san francisco. we'll tell you what they are. plus: president obama will deliver his state of the union address. the hot topics he's expected to talk about. next. >> pam: vacaville police find a baby alligator during a marijuana arrest in vacaville. the suspected couple - lory and william riley - were booked into solano county jail, after police searched than 50- pounds of marijuana, seven firearms, more than 29,000 dollars in cash. and a 3-foot long baby alligator the alligator was turned over to solano county humane services >> over the past few years, bart has seen its ridership numbers rise dramatically. to accommodate the large crowds. the agency is now considering renovating two of san francisco's busiest stations. kron 4's charles clifford shows us what could be in store. >> reporter: on an average day, more than 360 thousands people ride bart. on special event days, such as the giants world series celebration, ridership can exceed 500,000 people. the two busiest stations in san francsico are the embarcadero and montgomery platforms, which can be shoulder to shoulder during
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
one month into his second term by new poll shows president obama has a majority of the country's support. according to cnn, 52 percent approve of how he is handling his job as president. 43 percent disapprove. the poll is an average of four national surveys of the press of a proven ready, conducted over the past eight days. >> president obama is welcoming japan's new prime minister to the white house. the two leaders are expected later today an oval office to reinforce their longstanding alliance at a time of high tension that supply and japan signed a territorial dispute and north korean nuclear test. the new prime ministers as the is in favor of stronger relations with washington. that is something that is key to america's policy in asia. a judge has sentenced drew peterson to 30 years in prison for murder of his third wife. the former chicago police officer gained national attention after his fourth wife a bad as in 2007. he is convicted of kathleen savio's 2004 death. her body was found in a bathtub at a home with a gash on her head. peterson is also a suspect in the disappea
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Feb 14, 2013 8:00pm PST
chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. and president obama is not happy about it. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. a vote to end a g-o-p filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation, demanding information on how the obama administration handled the attack on the u-s diplomatic mission in libya. democrats call the hold-up "tragic." another vote is expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but have never set foot in a combat zone. it's called the distinguished warfare medal on wednesday. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval on wednesday. >> it was a valentine's day to remember for a family in virginia. they picked up a really big check -- for 217 million dollars. dave honeywell bought a winning powerball ticket earlier this month at the airport in richmond on his way to a convention in denver. dave says he got pretty distracted once he realized he was a multi-millionaire. >> "i started read
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
. tensions are mounting in the region weeks ahead of president obama is a visit. 19 stores have died after their hot air balloon crashed in egypt tuesday. authorities said the blow caught on fire and crashed into a field about 320 mi. south of cairo. the casualties included french, british, belgian and japanese nationals. the only survivors were a british tourist and the egyptian loan operator. it was one of the worst crashes involving four is an egyptian history. >> authorities say missile strikes by syria's military have killed more than 140 people over the past week. all the deaths have occurred in the city of aleppo and include 70 children. an international human rights agencies says the attacks by the regime of president bush aashar assad marked escalation of unlawful attacks against syria's civilian population. >> that is 1 01 northbound and it looks like traffic is >> that is 1 01 northbound and it looks like traffic is fine. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two s
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Feb 25, 2013 11:00pm PST
school security. >> president obama pressed congress to pass tighter restrictions on guns in the aftermath of december's deadly at sandy hook elementary school. a west sacramento police officer is behind bars tonight.accused of sexual assault and kidnapping, while out on patrol. investigators say sergio alvarez took advantage of at least six victims - all female - ranging in age from 20 to 47. police say they know they have a lot of work to do. in order to rebuild the community's trust. >> i want to make sure that the actions of one person does not indicate the true sense of the city of sacramento. >> alvarez had been a cop in west sacramento since 2007. the 37-year -old was put on administrative leave in september, and once the investigation was finished, alvarez was fired. >> new at 11. right now -- contra costa county authorities are looking for an at-risk bethel island man -- christopher fachner has been missing since early february. this is a photo of him. fachner was last seen on february 5th at the contra costa regional medical center in martinez -- that's where he was adm
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Feb 27, 2013 11:00pm PST
. are unlikely to succeed. before those cuts are set to kick in on friday. president barack obama and congressional leaders are scheduled to meet friday-- the day of the deadline. white house spokesman jay carney says, the friday talks are intended to be a "constructive discussion". about how to keep the cuts from having harmful consequences. meanwhile, agencies and workers affected by the cuts. are laying out what it will all mean. among the agencies affected. is immigrations customs enforcement also known as ice to prepare for those cuts. federal immigration authorities have released hundreds of detainees. authorities say, they were in the process of being removed from the u-s. the white house says, they were *not notified. immigration authorities say, the detainees are what they and non- criminal". and that many. though not all of them, are being monitored. right now-- san bernardino county officials have determined how much the six- day manhunt for former los angeles police officer christopher dorner will cost. a department spokesperson says, the initial cost for the search an
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Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
photo of president barack obama firing a rifle. just two days before he heads to minnesota to discuss gun control. this photo was taken on the presidents birthday back on august fourth. and shows him shooting at clay targets on the range at camp david. this all comes as the president and congress continue to debate over gun violence in the wake of the newtown connecticut school shootings. >> here we are on the eve of super bowl sunday. this live look with red and gold i thought this was kind of strange. maybe this is a signed all locations are 49 degrees! even the weather is rooting for the 49ers. tomorrow, with low clouds bay-area wide. but they should clear out with a slightly warmer temperatures. mostly sunny skies. of the fog tracker at midnight with clouds to the north bay, the bayside, and we will see low visibility. santa rosa, with one quarter 1 mi. visibility. it could be difficult to see some of the morning. still, clouds but by 10:00 a.m., those would be retreating as we go for the afternoon a. it will be nice for super bowl parties. during the halftime, it will be a nice t
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
washington d.c.. president obama is back at work after a golf vacation. >> deep cuts that are due to take effect next month. but in washington either side of the political aisle is showing any sign of compromise over the deficit reduction. tory dunnann has the story. >> did some of the consequences president obama warm welcome reality if forced spending cuts take effect on march 1st. >> these cuts are not smart they're not fair that will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. >> democrats in the senate proposed a combination of more tax revenue from top honors. cutting agricultural subsidies and reducing defense spending after combat operations in afghanistan. >> house republicans refused to report any increases in tax revenues. >> the house speaker released a statement today the problem is government spending. don't deny the consequence of the cuts will be dramatic that is what is counter. >> why does the nine states knock of people over and prevent this quest from happening. >> the president is collin o calling on congress. >>
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
news tonight. president obama is considering weighing in. on gay marriage here in california. the administration is considering whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage. it has until february 28 to intervene. california voters approved the ballot initiative in 2008. that overturned a state supreme court decision allowing gay marriage. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d-c recognize same-sex marriages. san jose and san francisco making the short list of prospectivie cities for the 2024 summer olympics. san jose already responding with a thanks. but no thanks. saying the requirements to host the olympic is too expenseive an undertaking for the city. one of the requirements of hosting the olympics. is having an operating budget of more than 3-billion dollars! other requirements include providing 45-thousand hotel rooms an olympic village for 16- thousand 500 people and a 5- thousand person dining hall. >> the warriors, and these could be moving to san jose. .. suns at warriors war
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